Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Competitive Hoppers

Just a couple of views of two hoppers which have recently been completed for Botanic Gardens - they're the work of Chris Leach but have been weathered by me. They were sorted in readiness for Hull MRS' annual competition which, in the end, didn't take place due to the judge getting his dates mixed up...

The finishing touch for both models was the addition of coal loads made from a combination or black foam and crushed coal. I hope to show the process step by step soon. It makes a huge difference and is much more realistic than any moulded loads available (not that there are any for our pre-grouping stock!). Any comments are, of course, welcome!

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